June 13, 2009

Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve Review

Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve Watch

The Seiko Spring Drive Power Reserve mens watch is classic in design with cutting edge technology under the hood. The watch is powered by one of Seiko’s new Spring Drive movements the Caliber 5r65. What makes the Spring Drive movement so unique and special? It has combined the accuracy of quartz movement with the benefits of an automatic movement. The conventional escapement is replaced with a device that Seiko calls a Tri-Synchro Regulator to regulate the unwinding of the mainspring. This results in one of the most accurate automatic movements that is affordable to the public, estimated at only a 1 second deviation per day! The watch sports a 72 hour power reserve with a large indicator on the dial. This Seiko has very clean classy lines that are easy to read on the 42mm case. There is a nice date window at the 3 o’clock position and the watch comes on a very nice butterfly clasp bracelet.   

Pros - One of a kind movement, extremely accurate, nice power reserve.

Considerations - It might take time to get over the mental block that it is a Seiko pushing 4K. 

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm
Bezel: Polished
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black 
Bracelet: Steel
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Automatic 
Water Resistant: 100m

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